Betty Press Zanes

11 October 1923–1 July 2011 (Age 87)
Salem, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Betty Press

When Betty Press Zanes was born on 11 October 1923, in Salem, New Jersey, United States, her father, William Gandy Zanes, was 27 and her mother, Estella Press, was 19. She married William Russell Mahan in 1946, in New Jersey, United States. She lived in Salem, Salem, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 July 2011, in Mannington Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Baptist Cemetery, Salem, Salem, New Jersey, United States.

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William Russell Mahan
Betty Press Zanes
Marriage: 1946

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    William Russell Mahan



New Jersey, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 10

"New Jersey was severely impacted by the Great Depression. In response to the economic woes of the country, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a series of programs and regulations referred to as the ""New Deal"". One-tenth of the New Jersey population was already using New Deal programs by 1933."
1947 · New Jersey State Constitution (Current Version)

Age 24

The New Jersey state government was reorganized through a new update to the state constitution. One of the most notable changes was that voting rights were restored to females and non-white citizens. Other adjustments included: Governors could serve four years (instead of three), and the state legislature would include a 40-member senate and 80-member General Assembly.

Name Meaning

1 Catalan (Sanès): variant of the Catalan habitational name Senès‘Sienese’, ‘from Siena (in Italy)’.2 Catalan (Sanés): variant of the Catalan habitational name Seners, a town in northern Catalonia.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Betty Zanes in household of John T Press, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Betty Zanes in household of Eva Press, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betty Zanes in household of William Zanes, "United States Census, 1940"

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